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Academy Hostel

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Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. Staff were friendly and polite. The rooms were massive and we stayed in a 4 bed mixed room. Each room had an ensuite but meant you had to wait on turn, not great for the morning. Clean and tidy. Good location 30 second walk form the main shops and 5 min walk from the train station. Only problem... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel, great location and easy to find. The terrace area is lovely but it was a shame not many people used it. Bathroom and bedroom were clean and it was good to have towels provided. The room was a little clinical looking. Staff were helpful and gave good recommendations.

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Hualien, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in hostel for 3 days in a 4 beds dorm ensuite. The staff who help me check-in is really really friendly and helpful for traveling information in Florence. They also have cooperated with many tour agency that you could book the tour directly from them and without extra charge. They are also willing to help you make reservations of... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great and friendly hostel with easy access to everything you need. The room was dark but there was scaffolding outside and construction work early in the morning (not hostels fault). Helpful services, good breakfast and friendly staff. A great hostel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best location in Florence. Hostel was incredibly clean. Great laundry facilities. Free breakfast was very good (2 types of fresh juices, cakes, cereal). Computer area. Outdoor patio. Not much of a community vibe. It was a good hostel, but not great. Something was missing here...just can't put my finger on it. Giving a 3/5 would not be fair, so I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If there was one thing I hated about this hostel? It is leaving. There are just so many good things about this hostel. How is it even possible that you can find a clean hostel, with an awesome staff, with free afternoon wine, near the major tourists spots, in a very affordable price. Well, thanks to Academy Hostel, it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the 6 person room for 4 nights. The hostel was right down the street from the Duomo which helped with finding our way back to the hostel. The room, common room and bathroom were all very clean. The aperitivo was nice though not many people joined in, however it was fairly easy to meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just steps from the Duomo, the location is prime and best thing about this hostel. Getting everywhere was convenient, being so central in city center. There is aperitivo every night, which was fun to meet people, or have a little wine before hitting the town. As for amenities, wifi was sometimes slow and there is one source of power outlets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The number one thing about this hostel is its location about 30 seconds away from Florence cathedral and about 30 seconds from Academia Gallery in the other direction. I stayed for one week in May 2015 in a 4 person mixed ensuite room. The ensuite bathroom was actually separate from the bedroom but was right next door. The room itself... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I was enjoying my stay here until one incident ruined my stay. You are required to leave the hostel between 11-2 while they clean. This means the hostel is a very clean place to stay. Anyway, I had a tour to Pisa leaving at 1, so I decided to do some sightseeing and shopping before this. At about 11.15 I... More 

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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